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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR N PACIFIC OCEAN
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
113 PM PST TUE FEB 9 2016

.FORECAST DISCUSSION: MAJOR FEATURES/WINDS/SEAS/SIGNIFICANT
.WEATHER FOR THE NORTH PACIFIC N OF 30N AND E OF 150W.

A WEAKENING CD FNT WAS MOVG EWD INTO THE WRN AREAS OF THE
WA/OR/NRN CA WTRS EARLY THIS AFTN AND SHUD DSIPT TNGT WHILE CONTG
EWD. WINDS INADVOF CD FNT APR TO BE NR 20 KT OVR THE WA/OR WTRS.
ELSW HIGH PRES WAS JUST W OF THE SRN CA WTRS AND THEN DRIFTS N
INTO THE CNTRL CA WTRS LATE TNGT INTO WED. ANOTHER CD FNT WKNS
WHILE MOVG EWD INTO THE NRN OFFSHR WTRS WED. WL HAV WINDS TO 25 KT
INADVOF FNT OVR THE WA/OR WTRS EARLY WED WITH WINDS DMNSHG AS THE
CD FNT CROSSES INTO THE ERN AREAS AS HIGHLY AMPLIFIED INLAND RDG
SLOWS ITS PROGRESS. ANOTHER CD FNT MOVS EWD OVR THE WA/OR WTRS THU
AND THU NGT WITH WINDS INADVOF FNT AGAIN TO 25 KT. YDY AND LAST
NGTS MDL GUID DID SHOW LOW PRES APPROACHING THE NW WA WTRS...BUT
NOW GUID IS FURTHER NW OF THE WTRS. BY SAT A WM FNT APPROACHES THE
WA/OR WTRS AND MOVS OVR THE WTRS LATER SAT AND SAT NGT. MDL GUID
DOES AGREE WELL WITH WINDS INCRSG TO 30 KT WITH THE APPROACH AND
PASSAGE OF THE FNT. BY SUN THE GFS IS STGR THAN THE ECMWF WITH
ANOTHER WM FNT THAT MOVS E OVR THIS SAME REGION AND THIS LOOKS
OVERDONE. A CD FNT APPROACHES THE AREA LATE SUN NGT. PLAN TO FAVOR
THE ECMWF/UKMET WHICH ARE FURTHER W WITH THE CD FNT AND NOT AS STG
WITH THE SWLY FLOW OVR THE NRN OFFSHR AREAS.


SEAS...WL USE A 50/50 BLEND OF MULTIGRID WWIII AND ECMWF WAM THRU
12Z SUN...THEN USE THE ECMWF WAM AFTWDS.

.EXTRATROPICAL STORM SURGE GUIDANCE...N/A.


.WARNINGS...PRELIMINARY.

.PZ5 WASHINGTON/OREGON WATERS...
     NONE.

.PZ6 CALIFORNIA WATERS...
     NONE.

$$

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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